IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2011-03-30

<kilobug> init=/bin/sh hack doesn't work for GNU/Hurd ?
<antrik> kilobug: I don't think you can override init on Hurd. the init
  server is actually involved in bootstrapping part of the system core
<antrik> at some point we discussed the possibility to reduce the Hurd init
  server to *only* do that, and then pass on to standard sysv init... with
  that it could actually work

IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-11-29

<teythoon> we need to make the bootstrap code more robust and fix the error
  handling there
<teythoon> for example, you can kill the exec server and the rootfs w/o
  /hurd/init noticing it...
<braunr> yes
<teythoon> there are plans in init.c to take over the exception port of the
  essential processes
<teythoon> that could help

hurd init

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